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Hp officejet r40 cartridge carriage blocked

Printer was "leaking" ink. Found on the right side "huge" deposits of ink. Tried
cleaning out ink (what a mess) after talking out gobbes of ink, I hooked printer
back up to pc and I get the message, "cartridge carriage blocked" telling me
to close cartridge covers, turn off printer than turn back on. No go! I can turn
printer off and open the latch to the cartridges and move the container with
the cartridges back and forth, but will not work when printer is turned on. I can
not see anything blocking the cartridge carriage. Now, did I move something
inside and I was cleaning the ink deposits? Is it time to take to repair shop?
thanks Max

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Re: hp officejet r40 cartridge carriage blocked

Not sure about r40's, but look here about the leaking ink solution for G85's and DJ900's:

There is a guy named BERT who is a master a fixing HP units, and his email can be found in the above mentioned forum note.

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There's an error in the Ink cartridges chip R/W system.
1. Try to power printer off, Then power on, and when the printer carriage moves from the right side to the left side disconnect the power cord

2. Remove All cartridges

3. Gently clean the contacts where the cartridges are located

4. Gently clean the cartridges contacts

5. replace the cartridges

6. move the carriage to the Extreme right position

7. Check the timing strip. if is dirty, clean it with a tissue paper and hot water

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